Apple's Slowest iPhone Charger No Longer Available in Some Countries

Apple's slowest iPhone charger with an outdated 5W USB port is no longer available to purchase in some countries around the world.

Apple 5W Charger
As noted by Japanese blog Mac Otakara, the 5W charger is currently sold out on Apple's online store in Japan. With a quick spot check, we found the charger is also sold out or completely removed on Apple's online store in Australia, New Zealand, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, China, and several other countries.

Apple continues to sell the 5W charger for $19 in the United States, as well as in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Singapore, and some other countries.

Apple included a compact 5W charger with the iPhone 3G through iPhone 11, although the charger received a few minor revisions over the years, in part due to two voluntary safety recalls issued by Apple in select countries. Unlike Apple's newer USB-C chargers, the 5W charger is equipped with a USB-A port and is not capable of fast charging.

iPhone 11 Pro models came with a faster 18W USB-C charger in the box, and Apple stopped including a charger at all with the iPhone 12 and newer.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
7 weeks ago

Why does this thing still exist at all?
Slow charging and it does not over-heat the iPhone. To this date, I still use it daily on my iPhone 13 Pro Max.
Score: 41 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orev Avatar
7 weeks ago

Overcharging your iPhone overnight is more counterproductive than letting it charge on a fast charger for a short time span.
Completely wrong. The iPhone is smart enough to stop charging overnight when it reaches the right level. With Optimized Battery Charging enabled (the default), it stops at 80% charge overnight, then completes charging to 100% closer to when you're going to get up in the morning.

Slow charging like this is far, far better for the battery than doing fast charges, and charging overnight while sleeping is the way that the vast majority of people use anyway. There's simply no need for larger/faster chargers for most people.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagar Avatar
7 weeks ago

End of an era ?

I have such fond memories of my 5w charger bricks, and still pull out and appreciate them from time to time. My oldest ones still charge!

Such good times. I’ll miss you.
I never think of my chargers like that.
Guess I’m a cold monster.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dustin_ Avatar
7 weeks ago
Why does this thing still exist at all?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cocky jeremy Avatar
7 weeks ago

It's my last-resort charger, but I would never pay the Apple tax for such a basic item - you find no-brand ones for $3-5 everywhere.
You also see news reports of these no name brands catching houses on fire too.. lol.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
poematik13 Avatar
7 weeks ago
i have so many of these in my drawer from a decade+ of ipads and iphones in the family
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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